In the note book my grandmother was able to save, I found this folded piece of paper, mostly written in Spanish, upon having some of it translated it revealed that Louis C. Allen was born in Algeria, N. Africa. Raising the question; why was my great great grandmother’s place of birth was listed here? Well I continued to translate it (or at least bits and pieces of it) and found that its was a passport. So I figured that she had visited Mexico. Inside the passport was a small card with a picture and the caption: Madonna and child. Not knowing what it was I did what any sensible teenager would, I asked my mom (because she knows everything). She said that it was a prayer card and that she was more than likely Catholic and carried it around because it made her feel safe. Later my dad had seen it and said that Madonna was another way to say Mary and that it was supposed to be mother Mary and Jesus. Wanting to verify this I asked my grandma about it and she said that I was mostly right but she had lived there for a bit rather than just visited.
So here is a bit of a rundown of what I know about my paternal grandmother her father’s name is Robert Plotts and he was a major war hero. He also left my grandmother when she was little. he married a woman and had more children after he had her. (not much else is known.) I also know her mom was Jacqueline c. Allen and she was born on February 27th 1928 and died on June 15th 1999. (not much else is known). Jacqueline’s parents were Louise C. Buffeyte (born 12/21/1902. Died 1992. Not much else is known) and Thomas C Allen. (born 8/21/1895. Not much else is known). As you can see there is not a whole lot is known about her side of the family but I hope a note book saved from the trash can uncover some new clues.
This is my first genealogy blog. I’m in high school and I have this project that can be on anything. Since I loved it so much, I choose to do my family history and I was going over the guidelines for it and I found that I can do a blog for it . So it was the perfect push I needed to start blogging.
I’m researching my fathers side of the family since my mom has already done hers. My fathers paternal side goes back to Oslo Norway but the maternal side is yet to be uncovered. Fortunately my Grandmother was able to save a notebook from her mom and it is the genealogy jack pot.